Cycling around the ancient capital with a local expert
Visit gorgeous temples like Shimogamo shrine, Kamigamo shrine
Visit Shodenji zen garden
Try some local snacks
Biking around Kyoto is one of the best ways to explore this city with its ancient shrines and traditional teahouses.We will explore the northern part of Kyoto, an area not inundated with tourists.Starting out in the “old village” area of Demachiyanagi and a great shopping street, we will explore the area around the famous Kamo river and visit amazing temples and shrines.Eat a VERY local lunch in interesting company and also spend some time in a zen garden. Easy riding, fun exploring and a few delicious discoveries, plus, history, sightseeing and getting out in nature!
Who This Experience Is Good For
Anyone who loves to get outside and off the beaten path.
The ride will be moderate to easy and there will be some lovely stops along the way. - Of course you must be able to ride a bike.
Meet Our Local Host
The rock start RUSS, will be your tour guide in this day trip.
Start: 9:00 Meeting place in Osaka (in front of Takashimaya Department Store)
9:30 leave Osaka (on the premium car)
10:30 arrive Demachiyanagi
10:45 start bike tour
11:30 leave Shimogamo-cycle alongside the river to Shodenji zen garden
12:00 Shodenji zen garden
12:45 Arrive secret surprise LUNCH spot
13:30 cycle through Kamigamo shrine and neighborhood and down kamo river 14.30 Original mitarashi dango and drink in kyoto gosho
15:00 Heianjingu garden
16:00 cycle back up river to Demachiyanagi
16:30 Return keihan line to Osaka
17:30 Arrive Yodoyabashi
End: 18:00 return to meeting point
Lunch, Bikes, and needed equipment, A snack along the way, Expert guiding, admission fees. Train fees are included.
What’s Not Included
Please bring your own water bottle, any spending money for things you would like to take home. (though tipping is not common in restaurants a small gift or gratuity for guides is common and appreciated). Insurance also is not included.
Know Before You Go
We will leave on time from the meeting point
There is some train travel involved
You will need to sign a bike waiver taking responsibility for your own safety in case of injury, or lost equipment.
Minimum Needed: 2 people
Maximum Capacity: 6 people
Booking Deadline: 7 days before start date
Weather Dependent: Yes - will be cancelled in heavy rain or storms
Difficulty Level: Easy/ Medium - You must know how to ride a bike
Special Clothing Required: Yes - comfortable biking clothes and layers for cold if needed.
Special Dietary Restrictions: Please let us know any DR in advance and we can check what might be available.
Extra Cash: - Yes
Ground Transportation: Yes, included
Additional Information: N/A
Liabilities: The liability for any injury, loss, or damage incurred by participants is not assumed by Remote Year or its affiliates.